Monday, August 29, 2011

Pin It Tuesday "CrockPot"

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  Seriously, I love this idea and don't know why I didn't think to do more freezer cooking like this!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pin It Tuesday

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Linking up for Pin it  Tuesday with Crazy about My Baybah and  Mommy Head Adventures.  If you have a Pin it Tuesday post stop in and link up!

Here are a few of my favorite food pins ~

 Perfect little treat for your back to schoolers or a teacher don't you think.

  I can't wait to try these.  Yum!

  I love food don't you! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Monthly Menu

1. Chicken and rice, shells and cheese, and broccoli
2.  Beef tips over noodles , tomatoes, green beans and rolls
3.Ground Beef Lo Mein (*NEW)
4. Fried chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and salad
5.  Spaghetti, Texas toast , and left over salad
6. CMIOG Recipe from Guest Chef
7.  Chicken burritos, (leftovers for dad)  *freeze extra batch for lunches
8.  Sausage, potato onion mix , cornbread
9.   Black eye peas over rice & leftovers from 8th
10.  Fried pork chops (left over rice) gravy, broccoli, biscuits
11.  Pot roast , mashed potatoes, green beans
12.  Vegetable beef soup made from LO roast, and grilled cheese
13.  Taco salad, Nachos
14.  Fried Shrimp, grits, and french fries, and don't forget the big glass of sweet tea
15.  Lasagna, cheesy pull apart bread
16.  Skillet Ground Beef Stew, over rice, mac and cheese (NEW)
17. Crock pot mac n cheese, ham slices
18.  MOMS favorite Breakfast
19. Simple Spaghetti sauce, over angel hair pasta (new)
20. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips
21.  Grilled steaks,  french fries
22. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ...Root beer BBQ pork roast, mac n cheese, baked beans
23. Homemade pizzas
24. Left over BBQ pork sandwiches , Baked potatoes
25.  Chicken Quesadillas (NEW) Salsa (new) chips
26.  Country Fried Steak, mahed potatoes, broccoli
27. CM's Birthday Dinner TBA
28.  Grilled chicken tenders (NEW) green beans, baked potatoes
29.  Dripping Beef Sandwiches, chips
30.  Copy Cat Skillitini, Italian bread
31.  Meat loaf, rice and tomatoes, corn

Dessert: Nana's banana split cake, BIRTHDAY cake, back to school cookies and cupcakes

Guest Chef Christy's Summer Travel Food

I am super excited to share a new Guest Chef with you.  Christy from the Organic Princess shares some wonderful summer travel food with us.  I think my kids will love this one.  I can't wait to give it a try.  Be sure and visit Christy at the Organic Princess and check out her other great recipes.  I can't wait to try her Summer Berry Turnovers.
Thanks Christy!

Summer Travel Food

Written by Christy D. Wife, Mom, Teacher, Homemaker from San Jose, CA.

When we plan out our summer, we try to balance fun outings with time with friends and some family trips. Our family trips are often road trips. Usually 2-3 hours laughing, singing, listening to Bill Cosby and listening to “Are we there yet,” “I need to go to the bathroom,” and the always popular, “I’m hungry!” While we do have to stop the car for the bathrooms, and occasional coffee shop, I do try to pack healthy snacks to eat in the car.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a recipe for homemade fruit roll-ups. Now, my son wouldn’t know what a fruit roll-up was if it hit him in the head. He does, however, love its thicker, more wholesome cousin, fruit leather. Its one of his favorite snacks. I looked up some recipes in various places on the Internet, and this is the recipe I came up with...

Homemade Fruit Leather

2 cups pureed fruit

sugar and lemon juice to taste, if needed (I haven’t used any yet, but always taste the fruit to make sure.

You will also need parchment paper (I found unbleached) and a fine mesh strainer if you want to remove the seeds (I’ve done it both ways)

Wash and dry the fruit. Puree the fruit. An immersion blender works best, but a food processor will also work. Place fruit in a small sauce pan and heat until just boiling. Remove from heat and taste your fruit. Add sugar or lemon juice as needed, 1 tsp at a time.

Line jelly roll pan with parchment. Cut to fit, so it curls up the sides of the pan. Spread fruit over the parchment, making sure there are no holes and its not spread too thin. You do not have to cover to the edge of the pan.

Bake at 140 degrees for 8-10 hours (I usually start it before I go to bed and let it cook on low all night) I check it about 1-2 hours into the dehydrate process)

Cut fruit leathers apart into desired shapes. Store in a sealed container or Ziploc. When you eat the fruit leather, peal off the parchment paper and eat the fruit. Discard the parchment.



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